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Applications for Women of Color Scholars Awards: January 21

The Women of Color Scholars Award is being presented at the University. It will provide support to one Woman of Color in each of these groups: undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional evening school student. Each student will be given a $1,000 award to support their efforts in higher education through the purchase of books, professional conference travel or purchase of equipment.

The award is designed to encourage highly motivated and achieving students to continue their pursuits in finishing their undergraduate and/or professional degrees.

This award has been made possible by donations from Penn administration, faculty and Penn Women of Color. (See the Women of Color website for more information).

Since its inception in March 1988, Penn's Women of Color Day Celebration has included the conferral of awards upon deserving members of the Penn community who have made a difference in the lives of Women of Color. It is with great pride that on March 7, 2002, we will confer the first Women of Color Scholars Award and present its recipients to the Penn community.

The application deadline for awards is January 21, 2002. Awards to be received fall of 2002.

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have completed at least one year at Penn or will be an entering second year graduate student
  • Must be an exceptional student who has demonstrated academic merit and need
  • Must be a Woman of Color

To view/print the application form, see Copies of the application are also available from the African-American Resource Center, Greenfield Intercultural Center, Penn Women's Center, and at all School Deans Offices. Applications can also be obtained from any members of Scholarship Committee. Anyone interested in joining the committee please call (215) 898-6612.

--Donna Brown, Committee Chair
--Winnie Smart-Mapp, Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001


December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15

More SAS endowed chairs: Dr. Randall Wright, is appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair, and Dr. Richard Schultz is the Patricia Williams Term Chair.

Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry will be part of an Open Form for the University's Strategic Plan on January 15.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens, a pioneer in women's health has died at the age of 92.
UPHS Bond rate has been revised to stable by Moody's Investors Service
Ben Financials begins its countdown to launching of new services on January 2.

Women of Color Scholars Awards applications are due on January 21

Penn Press has a collection of books just right for the holiday gift giving season. If you prefer there are Gifts of Involvement or ideas in the neighborhood from the Holiday Shopping Guide.
During the holidays, there are simple Safety Tips to keep in mind while you work and shop.
As always volunteer opportunities abound available throughout the community.
Researchers receive $1.26 million to study microfluidic systems; Penn has received $2.84 million to improve reliability of computers; the Center on Adult Literacy has received $2.4 million for technology; are part of Research Roundup in this issue.